Navan cycling campaigners call for fewer shared areas on Ratoath Pedestrian and Cycle Scheme

Navan cycling campaigners have welcomed the plan for the Ratoath Pedestrian and Cycle Scheme, but have called for fewer shared areas where people cycling are mixed with pedestrians as well as motorists on different sections.

Public consultation on the project ends today — details can be found on Meath County Council’s website.

Navan Cycling Initiative said: “Today is the last day to make a submission on the Ratoath Cycle Scheme. It’s great to see a full cycle network as per the Greater Dublin Area plans, including a small greenway on the Broadmeadow River. However, the plans contain lots of shared ped/cycle paths; shared roads; against best practices.”

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